Vesta's water plant life vaguely resembles its distant relatives
of earlier single celled life forms (called ryons). Our
discovery team found that the water plant life in Vesta
is unique in its impressive collection of plant shapes,
dimensions, array of colors, and reproductive behaviors.
The resemblance of Vesta's plant life to Earth's plant life
is striking, yet, important differences remain noted.
first signs of life on Vesta appear to have taken place
3.5 billion years ago off the northeastern shores of the
continent of Anoba. Here, in the warm waters where the Sea
of Madrone and the Manticore Ocean intersect, fossils have
been found showing that early plant life consisted mainly
of three important species, all descendants of the ryon
cell: the Sion, theTeon, and the Paon.
the next three pages, our scientist-explorers present convincing
evidence of the evolution of the Sion, Teon and the Paon.
These finding will take you to three kinds of biomes on
planet Vesta. You will visit the salty regions of the Oceanic
Shallow Rocky Waters, the Coral Reef-like Community, and
the Kelp-like Forests of the heroic Sea of Madrone. Although
each of these regions supports a vast array of life forms
today, our team will only focus on telling the story of
the early evolution of the three prehistoric species (Sion,
Teon, and Paon) and limit our view to the three biomes stated